secondary color


Definition of secondary color

: a color formed by mixing two primary colors in equal or equivalent quantities

Examples of secondary color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each iMac is represented on the Apple website with two colors, because there’s the main color for the aluminum casing, stand and magnetic cable connector and then the secondary color, which is lighter and is found on the glass front of the computer. David Phelan, Forbes, 19 May 2021 The book offers an eerie, muted palette of mostly secondary colors. Hillary Chute, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 Monday, the Colts unveiled changes to their uniforms, highlighted by the inclusion of a new secondary logo to complement the classic horseshoe as well as a new primary wordmark and secondary color (anvil black). Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, 15 Apr. 2020 That doesn’t mean an end to Shipt’s distinctive green - but the introduction of secondary colors such as plumb, yellow and teal. William Thornton |, al, 6 Feb. 2020 The design for all 30 teams is identical: a solid color crown and visor with the team’s name and small logo inside a basketball with just a sliver of the team’s secondary colors in the corner., 13 June 2019 For the secondary color, a blue-green hue like Meteorological, N430-6 is guaranteed to bring a beautiful oceanic tone that compliments the white. 2. Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, 18 July 2018 Pay attention to the undertone, a secondary color that showcases itself such as a beige that shows a hint of pink. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, 10 May 2018 For the previous few years, the secondary color at Texas was tape red. Andy Staples,, 9 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of secondary color

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Secondary color.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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